Business & Technology

Science

NASA wants to get rid of that flying pollution factory you took to Florida

The agency announced it will spend the next two years trying to create a new type of aircraft with "maximum efficiency and minimal environmental impact.”

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Can a new startup lead the charge for better, cheaper batteries?

24M claims it's got a new way to bring down the cost of the big batteries that renewable energy systems need. It'll take years to see if the company's right.

the silence of the owls

What makes owls deadly could make wind turbines silent

This bird-inspired tech tweak could make wind turbines quieter -- and that might make them more effective, too.

Looking on the Blight Side of Things

California is figuring out the whole drought thing for the rest of us

Turns out there's an upside to the ongoing drought in the U.S.

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Are solar compactors actually good for the earth?

They're popping up in greener cities everywhere -- those solar-powered public trash cans. But do they actually make a difference? Umbra has the answer.

Politics

Congressional Republicans: Damn the environment, full cuts ahead!

The GOP majority is gunning for the environment with its new appropriations bills, which would gut federal climate efforts.

Politics

It sure looks like the Pacific trade pact sucks. Why is Obama so hot for it?

A brief bipartisan rebellion was only a bump in the road for the Trans-Pacific Trade Partnership, which could undercut environmental rules.

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This grocery store wants to sell ugly veggies

In a beautiful victory in the fight against food waste, Raley's will now sell ugly vegetables.

Business & Technology

This electric scooter comes with swappable batteries

Eat your heart out, Elon Musk.